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Learning Disability Specialist Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time: 37.5 per week
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£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Salary period
11/08/2020 23:59


The Trust only accepts applications made through this site, please register when you click APPLY at the end of this advertisement. The Trust is able to offer hospital accommodation, pension scheme, on-site nursery (through third party provider), together with salary sacrifice schemes (including child care vouchers, ride to work) and a range of national and local staff discounts (subject to availability).

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to have a Learning Disability Specialist Nurse in our trust, to further enhance our safeguarding service.

We are looking for a registered nurse with excellent communication skills and a ‘can do’ attitude, who is committed to improving the experience of patients with a learning disability and safeguarding needs in our hospital.

You will be supporting staff to enable them to facilitate open and easy access to hospital services for people with learning disabilities, promoting reasonable adjustments.

The role will include the post holder having an effective liaison with, and the Learning Disability Team at the Local Authority.

The post holder will be expected to be a participant in the Learning Disability Mortality review process (LeDeR).

The role will include the provision of awareness training for staff on Learning Disability, MCA, DoLS and the new Liberty Protection Safeguard process, as well as providing front line advice to staff on mental capacity issues and Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS).

You will be working very closely with the Head of Safeguarding Adults and the Safeguarding Administrators.

If you believe that this is the job for you we would like to hear from you.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Florence Acquah
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Head of Adult Safeguarding
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